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Greta VelezDeVilla's Fundraiser:

2016 TCS New York City Marathon - Team Every Mother Counts

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Greta VelezDeVilla

THE STORY:

My Dearest Family and Friends,

Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a documentary titled No Woman No Cry. The message throughout was abundantly clear, but it struck a significant chord because I am now a mother. For those who have chosen this life-changing role, it goes without saying that this journey is a rollercoaster of emotions filled with a multitude of concerns. I cannot imagine having to additionally worry about affording prenatal care, transportation to the nearest healthcare facility or that such facility is properly equipped with the skilled physicians and supplies required to deliver my baby. Most, if not all of these issues are preventable. 

This is where I humbly step in. As most of you know, or don't know, I am not an avid runner. I try to get some runs done in between changing dirty diapers, arranging playdates and soothing a teething baby. That said, I have never shied away from a challenge, especially one that promotes a great cause. I know this will be tremendously difficult (especially without significant training), it will take me quite a while to complete and I will probably cross the finish line in a million pieces, but I WILL cross it! 

I now ask that you kindly show your support in helping me reach my fundrasing goal. I have less than four weeks and I need your help. Every little bit counts, so dig in those pockets and show me some love!

In closing, there are clearly many dimensions to this task I have taken on. The first being that it is for a wonderful cause and hopefully I can raise some awareness in the process. The next being that it is a personal challenge I am setting for myself and last but certainly not least, it is for my dearest Sophia Rose. I want to set an example for her, and while she may be too small to have any clue what Mommy is about to do, it's important for me to show her that one must do good in this world whenever possible. 

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." 

Now help me cast that stone and make a difference!

With Sincere Love & Gratitude,

Greta 

 

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS IS RUNNING THE 2016 TCS NYC MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF MATERNAL HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD. 

 

$3,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael, Sophia and Pashy

     

  • Edward Barnett

    $25

  • The best photographer ever

     

  • John DiPrenda

    $100

  • Alice Dowdell

     

  • Michele Reiss

    $50

  • Heather Belon

    $100

  • Alyson, rob and Cecilia Howe

    $25

  • Sean Belon

    $250

  • Erin, Can and Penelope

    $25

  • Sabrina, Jay and Jamison Wellins :)

    $25

  • Monica Casines

    $50

  • Jennifer Miller

     

  • Giuliana Paz

     

  • Omar Lanfranco

     

  • Judy Belon

    $100

  • Mark, Heather, Oliver and Glenda

     

  • Fabrizio Glick

    $100

  • Christina, Matt, and Viviana

    $25

  • Meg Chris Madison and Lexington Gormley

     

  • Tia Pocha

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Janine

    $50

  • Tayron Duenas

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karina Ortiz

    $50

  • Jennifer, Payton, Sameen and Apple

    $50

  • Alyssa, Oshana and Markus

     

  • Lesley Kamnitzer

     

  • Wallace Family

    $100

  • Joyce & Ken Stueben

    $100

  • Kristin Stueben

    $100

  • Tia Chechi

    $25

  • Carmen

     

  • Yadira Hernández & Family

    $50

  • Wyatt, Melissa, & Tadji Braxton

    $25

  • David Balarezo

    $50

  • Josefina

    $50

  • Tyrone

    $25

  • CHRIS and SANDY

    $25

  • Heather Ohlberg

     

  • Yaquelin Castillo

    $50

  • Jorge Pauli

     

  • Michelle McKenna

    $50

  • Bryant Hargrave

    $25

  • Artavia Jarvis

    $25

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106% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $271,158 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Allison Sullens

Amount Raised

$8,660

 

108% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tara Taubenschlag

Amount Raised

$7,605

Fundraiser Title

Chelsey Fields

Amount Raised

$7,489

Fundraiser Title

Camilla Gale

Amount Raised

$6,381

 

106% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Russell Kelly

Amount Raised

$6,050

 

121% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Bouldin

Amount Raised

$5,859

 

167% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Benjamin Schwab

Amount Raised

$5,835

 

167% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Forman

Amount Raised

$5,765

 

115% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Artavia Jarvis

Artavia Jarvis

DONATION: $25

Love you! So incredibly proud of you! <3 2 years ago

Bryant Hargrave

Bryant Hargrave

DONATION: $25

Good luck tomorrow!!! 2 years ago

Michelle McKenna

Michelle McKenna

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jorge Pauli

Jorge Pauli

Greta como siempre tú puedes y podrás en las cosas que te propones, te quiero! 2 years ago

Yaquelin Castillo

Yaquelin Castillo

DONATION: $50

Ryan & yaquelin 2 years ago

Heather Ohlberg

Heather Ohlberg

2 years ago

CHRIS and SANDY

CHRIS and SANDY

DONATION: $25

You could do it prima!!!!!!ð 2 years ago

Tyrone

Tyrone

DONATION: $25

VAMOS GRETA !!! Tú puedes !!!ð 2 years ago

Josefina

Josefina

DONATION: $50

Great cause Amiga 2 years ago

David Balarezo

David Balarezo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago